hot water

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hot water (uncountable)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see hot,‎ water.
  2. (idiomatic, figuratively) a dangerous situation; trouble
    Both students are in hot water from fighting.
  3. (idiomatic, figuratively) fierce criticism
    The government's new proposal has landed them in hot water.
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 20:34